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Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for the 66 detective novels and more than 15 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world’s longest-running play The Mousetrap.





1. NEVER TELL ALL YOU KNOW—NOT EVEN TO THE PERSON YOU KNOW BEST.

2. SHE WAS A LUCKY WOMAN WHO HAD ESTABLISHED A HAPPY KNACK OF WRITING WHAT QUITE A LOT OF PEOPLE WANTED TO READ.

3. IT’S LIKE ALL THOSE QUIET PEOPLE, WHEN THEY DO LOSE THEIR TEMPERS THEY LOSE THEM WITH A VENGEANCE.

4. THE TRUTH, HOWEVER UGLY IN ITSELF, IS ALWAYS CURIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL TO SEEKERS AFTER IT.

5. EVERYONE IS A POTENTIAL MURDERER-IN EVERYONE THERE ARISES FROM TIME TO TIME THEWISH TO KILL-THOUGH NOT THE WILL TO KILL.

6. EVERYTHING MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT. IF THE FACT WILL NOT FIT THE THEORY—LET THE THEORY GO.

7. EVERYBODY ALWAYS KNOWS SOMETHING,” SAID ADAM, “EVEN IF IT’S SOMETHING THEY DON’T KNOW THEY KNOW.

8. GOOD ADVICE IS ALWAYS CERTAIN TO BE IGNORED, BUT THAT’S NO REASON NOT TO GIVE IT.

9. ONE IS LEFT WITH THE HORRIBLE FEELING NOW THAT WAR SETTLES NOTHING; THAT TO WIN A WAR IS AS DISASTROUS AS TO LOSE ONE.

10. THE YOUNG PEOPLE THINK THE OLD PEOPLE ARE FOOLS — BUT THE OLD PEOPLE KNOW THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FOOLS.

11. I DON’T THINK NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION. INVENTION . . . ARISES DIRECTLY FROM IDLENESS, POSSIBLY ALSO FROM LAZINESS. TO SAVE ONESELF TROUBLE.

12. BUT SURELY FOR EVERYTHING YOU LOVE YOU HAVE TO PAY SOME PRICE.

13. INSTINCT IS A MARVELOUS THING. IT CAN NEITHER BE EXPLAINED NOR IGNORED.

14. THE BEST TIME FOR PLANNING A BOOK IS WHILE YOU’RE DOING THE DISHES.

15. ONE DOESN’T RECOGNIZE THE REALLY IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN ONE’S LIFE UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE.

16. IF YOU PLACE YOUR HEAD IN A LION’S MOUTH, THEN YOU CANNOT COMPLAIN ONE DAY IF HE HAPPENS TO BITE IT OFF.

17. NEVER DO ANYTHING YOURSELF THAT OTHERS CAN DO FOR YOU.

18. AN ARCHAEOLOGIST IS THE BEST HUSBAND A WOMAN CAN HAVE. THE OLDER SHE GETS, THE MORE INTERESTED HE IS IN HER.

19. THE IMPOSSIBLE COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED, THEREFORE THE IMPOSSIBLE MUST BE POSSIBLE IN SPITE OF APPEARANCES.

20. IT IS A CURIOUS THOUGHT, BUT IT IS ONLY WHEN YOU SEE PEOPLE LOOKING RIDICULOUS THAT YOU REALIZE JUST HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM.

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